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Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders
Full name Seattle Sounders FC
Nickname(s) Rave Green
Founded 2007
Stadium CenturyLink Field
Seattle
Washington
(Capacity: 67,000)
Owner Flag of the United States Joe Roth
Flag of the United States Adrian Hanauer
Flag of the United States Paul Allen
Flag of the United States Drew Carey
Manager Flag of the United States Garth Lagerwey
Head Coach Germany Sigi Schmid
Current League Major League Soccer 
2015 Major League Soccer
Western Conference: 4th
Overall: 6th
Playoffs: Conf. Semifinals
Website Club home page
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Seattle Sounders FC is an American professional soccer club based in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders compete in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The club was established on November 13, 2007, as an MLS expansion team, making it the 15th team in the league and the third Seattle soccer club to share the name.

The club's majority owner is Adrian Hanauer, and its minority owners are Joe Roth, Paul Allen and Drew Carey. Two-time MLS Cup winner Sigi Schmid is the club's head coach. The Sounders play their home matches at CenturyLink Field. Along with several organized groups, a 53-member marching band called 'Sound Wave' supports the club at each home match. Seattle competes with rival MLS clubs Portland and Vancouver in the Cascadia Cup.

The Sounders played its inaugural match on March 19, 2009, winning 3–0 over the New York Red Bulls. Seattle has set MLS records for average attendance, led the league in season ticket sales, and qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in each of its first seven seasons. The Sounders have led MLS attendance since their inaugural season, consistently drawing an average of 50-65% more than the next highest-drawing team in the league, LA Galaxy. The club's announced attendance average was 43,144 in 2012. The team's players have included United States men's national soccer team captain Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, Academy product and current Sunderland player DeAndre Yedlin, striker Fredy Montero, and Osvaldo Alonso.

The Sounders have won the Open Cup three times in a row, in four consecutive Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final appearances. In 2014, Seattle won their fourth U.S. Open Cup title, defeating the Philadelphia Union in overtime, 3–1. For the first time in franchise history, the Sounders won the Supporters' Shield over the LA Galaxy in the 2014 regular season, also completing their double.

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Major League Soccer 2020 Teams
Eastern Conference

Atlanta United FC · Chicago Fire FC · FC Cincinnati · Columbus Crew SC · D.C. United · Inter Miami CF · Montreal Impact · New England Revolution · New York City FC · New York Red Bulls · Orlando City SC · Philadelphia Union · Toronto FC

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids · FC Dallas · Houston Dynamo · LA Galaxy · Los Angeles FC · Minnesota United FC · Nashville SC · Portland Timbers · Real Salt Lake · San Jose Earthquakes · Seattle Sounders FC · Sporting Kansas City · Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Future teams

Austin FC (2021) · Charlotte (2021) · Sacramento Republic FC (MLS) (2022) · St. Louis (2022)

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